Ryan Adams – Royce Hall, UCLA, Jan. 30 and Bridges Auditorium, Claremont, Jan. 22. Both shows on sale Saturday

Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Suicidal Tendencies – San Diego Sports Arena, Dec. 7 – All ages

Andrew Bird, Handsome Family – Orpheum, Dec. 7

Black Ghosts, Mezzanine Owls, Tweak Bird, more – El Rey, Dec. 10

Boom Bip, Junkie XL – Viper Room, Dec. 6

The Bravery, The Sounds – Avalon, Dec. 9

Garth Brooks – Staples Center, Jan 26

Cornelius, Plaid – Disney Hall, Jan. 17

DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist – Wiltern, Feb. 15 – On sale Saturday

Jonathan Davis of Korn, solo – Orpheum, Dec 4. Tickets still available

Aretha Franklin – Nokia, Feb. 14

KRS One – Rhythm Lounge, Dec 7. Roxy, Jan. 18

Datarock, Spoon, Pinback, Sea Wolf (Indie 103 Xmas show) – Avalon, Dec. 5

Dean & Britta (of Luna) and Keren Ann – El Rey, Feb. 19. On sale Saturday

Deerhoof – Avalon, Dec. 10, All ages

Eagles of Death Metal – Roxy, New Year's Eve

G. Love & Special Sauce – Vault 350, Long Beach, Dec. 13

Gimme Shelter Benefit with Pete Yorn, Matthew Sweet, Susanna Hoffs, Phantom Planet, more – Roxy, Dec. 11

The Knitters – Safari Sam's, Dec. 14

Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage – Long Beach Arena, Dec. 15

Lemonheads, Raccoon – Troubadour, Dec. 1

Melvins – Echo, Dec. 30

Moving Units, Scissors for Lefty – Echo, Dec. 13, Free?! Yea for Camel cigarettes.

Naked Raygun – Knitting Factory, Dec. 7

Nikka Costa – Roxy, Dec. 30

Willie Nelson – Nokia, Feb. 13. Tickets on sale Monday.

Paris a Go-Go: Rufus Wainwright, Belinda Carlisle – Disney Hall, New Year's Eve

Rev. Horton Heat, Hank III, Nashville Pussy – Wiltern, Dec. 27

Salt n Pepa – House of Blues, New Year's Eve

Snoop Dogg's Smokin' Christmas Party – House of Blues, Dec. 15. On sale Saturday

The Supersuckers – Viper Room, Dec. 29, 30, 31

Thrill Kill Kult – Safari Sam's, Dec. 13

U.S. Bombs, The Dwarves – Vault 350, Long Beach, Jan. 12

Long way out:

Laurie Anderson – Royce Hall Auditorium, April 10

Bon Jovi – Staples Center, April 9

The Cure – Hollywood Bowl, May 31

And finally, Celine Dion, Staples Center – Dec. 2, 2008. Only one year left to wait!